We had the good fortune of connecting with Boston Schulz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Boston, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
For me, it’s all about the love and enjoyment of the work. If I stop enjoying what I’m doing, it’s time for me to move on. I don’t think there is anything wrong with pivoting, changing direction, moving on or “giving up”. We all have one chance at this life; make sure you’re doing something that you love. Keep going in the direction that you love, and feel free to let it go if you no longer love it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In 2020, when concerts shut down and I could no longer actively photograph live music, I pivoted and started focusing on creating a YouTube channel and a podcast. In the podcast, I highlight other women and non-binary photographers in the music industry and discuss their journeys. On my YouTube channel, I try to share my knowledge, tips, and tricks. It has brought me so much joy to hang out and discuss music photography with fellow photographers and to hear people appreciate my videos. It’s been a wild ride this year, but I can’t wait to do more with these platforms!!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Visit the Venice Canals, as well as Vasquez Rocks. Eat at Salsa & Beer in North Hollywood. Drink at San Fernando Brewery. Hang out at the Rainbow. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my boyfriend, Justin, who is constantly encouraging me and is my rock for the good and the bad days; and my mentor, Tatjana, who is always cheering me on, supporting me to do more & challenge myself.
All images taken by Boston Schulz.